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About 25% of children with upper respiratory infection are nasopharyngeal colonized by Streptococcus pneumoniae. The isolates show a high antimicrobial resistance. The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine covers about 60.0% of the isolates.
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Gonococcal infections are difficult to treat because of their multidrug antimicrobial resistance. The outbreak of antimicrobial-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae has begun in Asia and particularly in Japan. Therefore, it is very important that we understand the trend of antimicrobial resistance of N. gonorrhoeae in Asia including Japan. Our surveillance of the antimicrobial susceptibility of N. gonorrhoeae began in 2000 under the guidance of the Department of Urology, Gifu University. We report our surveillance data from 2000 to 2015.
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Treatment with a macrolide, ethambutol, and clofazimine was successful in 20 of 30 patients (67%) with MAC lung disease and is a reasonable alternative to rifamycin-containing regimens.
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Rhabdomyolysis is an uncommon but life-threatening adverse effect of simvastatin therapy. A 73-year-old male on chronic simvastatin therapy received azithromycin for acute bronchitis. He presented with weakness of all extremities with a significant increase in creatinine phosphokinase levels and acute kidney injury. Simvastatin was stopped and supportive therapy with intravenous saline and bicarbonate was initiated. The serum creatinine and creatine phosphokinase returned to baseline in the next 7 days. Two months later, simvastatin was resumed without any recurrence of symptoms. Our case report highlights the rare description of rhabdomyolysis caused by a drug interaction between simvastatin with azithromycin.
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The combined azithromycin groups had significantly fewer recurrences, 6.9 of 100 person-years overall, compared with topical tetracycline, 10.3 of 100 person-years (P = .047). There was no additional reduction in the arm that also treated household members, 8.1 of 100 person-years, compared with treating the surgical patients alone, 5.8 of 100 person-years (P = .19).
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Several antimicrobial agents have already been investigated relating to their influence on neutrophil ROS generation. Azithromycin provides, a dose-related anti-oxidant effect, after 15 min incubation, with the stimulating agent FMLP, as well with PMA or S. aureus. This finding was however obtained with concentrations not considered in therapeutics. Since short incubation times are not representative of the physiological situation, and since azithromycin is characterized by prolonged high concentrations within phagocytes, the same experiments were performed over 2 and 4 h exposures. A time-dependent anti-oxidant effect was then reported. The maximum effect was obtained with PMA (IC50 were 856 and 30 micrograms/ml for 15 min and 4 h incubation times respectively). Time-dependent modifications of neutrophil oxidative metabolism seem to be correlated with intracellular concentrations. Depressed oxidative metabolism might be related neither to azithromycin cellular toxicity, nor to superoxide scavenging properties. By increasing exposure periods, therapeutic concentrations could therefore lead to an anti-inflammatory effect, potentially of clinical interest since associated with bacteriostatic activity.
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Real-time PCR detection of gonococcal 23S rRNA mutations directly from clinical samples is feasible and may enhance culture- and non-culture-based N. gonorrhoeae resistance surveillance.
Follicular lesions and genital ulcers completely healed, and the number of oral ulcers decreased after treatment (P = 0.000). The stimulated intracellular IFN-γ response to S. sanguinis was higher in BD patients (5.75%) than in HCs (3.9%) before treatment (P = 0.05). Likewise, the pretreatment IFN-γ response was significantly higher than the post-treatment response (1.95%). In BD patients, pretreatment stimulated intracellular IFN-γ responses to LTA (5.8%) were also higher than post-treatment responses (3.15%), but the difference did not reach statistical significance (P = 0.07).
Twenty Nocardia spp. isolated from ocular infections were identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and susceptibility was determined using the E-test (AB Biodisk, Sweden). Species distribution among the 20 isolates was as follows: Nocardia levis (n = 7), Nocardia farcinica (n = 3), Nocardia abscessus (n = 2), Nocardia brasiliensis (n = 2), Nocardia amamiensis (n = 2), Nocardia puris (n = 1), Nocardia beijingensis (n = 1), Nocardia otitidiscaviarum (n = 1) and Nocardia thailandica (n = 1). All isolates were sensitive to amikacin. Eighteen (90%) isolates were sensitive to tobramycin, 11 (55%) to ciprofloxacin and gatifloxacin, and seven (35%) to azithromycin and clarithromycin. Molecular methods are useful for the identification and for the detection of Nocardia species that have not so far been reported in human infections.
Both minocycline and tosufloxacin showed good in vitro activities against MRMP. Minocycline, but not tosufloxacin, shortened the duration of fever in pediatric patients infected with MRMP compared to the duration of fever in patients treated with macrolides.
Pathological examination of the lungs demonstrated better improvement in the intermittent group than in continuous group. At 12 days of the treatment, the MIC value was higher in the continuous group than in the intermittent group.
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The design and synthesis of novel 14- to 16-membered 11-azalides starting from 16-membered macrolides are reported. A linear 9-formylcarboxylic acid was isolated via a mobile dialdehyde previously reported. Sequential macrocyclization of the formylcarboxylic acid with amino alcohol followed by deprotection afforded corresponding 14- to 16-membered azalides. On the other hand, reductive amination of the formylcarboxylic acid with an azidoamine followed by macrolactam formation with an amine generated from the azide gave 14- to 16-membered azalactams. Among these derivatives, 15-membered azalactams and 16-membered azalides exhibited characteristic in vitro antibacterial activities. Although optimization of 15-membered azalactams including demycarosyl analogues did not provide remarkably promising molecules, SAR studies of 16-membered azalides disclosed that substitution at the 15 position was very important for identification of a clinical candidate.
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Bacterial pathogens were isolated from 108 (60%) of 180 children. Streptococcus pneumoniae was the most common isolated pathogen (39.7%), followed by Haemophilus influenzae (20.7%), Moraxella catarrhalis (15.5%), Staphylococcus aureus (13.8%), Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (5.1%), Escherichia coli (3.4%) and Enterococcus faecalis (1.7%). This study demonstrated low resistance rates compared to studies of different countries. Although clinical response rates were better in patients treated with amoxicillin-clavulanate, this was not statistically significant [86.6% (78 of 90)] versus [95.2% (80 of 84)]. Success rates of amoxicillin-clavulanate were high for both S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae. Difference between success rates was not statistically significant (P=0.144 and 0.352).
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Of the 398 men who enrolled, 197 were randomized to receive azithromycin, and 201 were randomized to receive doxycycline. Thirty-six (18%) and 42 (21%) men in these 2 groups, respectively, were infected with M. genitalium. At the early initial follow-up visit, 3 (13%) of 23 azithromycin-treated men were M. genitalium positive, compared with 17 (55%) of 31 doxycycline-treated men (P = .002). Of 15 persistently infected men who were clinically cured at the early initial follow-up visit, 7 (47%) experienced clinical relapse over the subsequent 2-6 weeks.
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In ELF simulations, moxifloxacin showed a bactericidal pattern against all isolates with a minority (approximately 100 cfu/mL) of the surviving population (isolates B, C and D) growing on plates with moxifloxacin concentrations just above those in ELF. Levofloxacin and azithromycin showed a bactericidal pattern only against isolate A, with the whole population of isolates B, C and D growing on plates with levofloxacin concentrations higher (16-64 mg/L) than those in ELF and in plates with azithromycin concentrations as high as 2048 mg/L (for isolates C and D).
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High levels of resistance found to penicillin, co-trimoxasole and macrolides in isolated pneumococcus strains of healthy carriers in all studied regions, and their association to a previous use of antibiotics, represent a significant public health problem in our country. This emphasizes the need to implement nationwide strategies to reduce the irrational use of antibiotics, especially among children. It is necessary to complement data of resistance to penicillin with the determination of minimal inhibitory concentration to make proper therapeutic recommendations.
To investigate the serotypes, antibiotic susceptibilities, and multi-locus sequence type (MLST) profiles of Streptococcus agalactiae (S. agalactiae) in Beijing to provide references for the prevention and treatment of S. agalactiae infections.
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The report of ceftriaxone-resistant isolates coupled with the emergence and spread of resistance to ciprofloxacin and azithromycin in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 2000s indicates the importance of active surveillance of N. gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility to determine antimicrobial resistance emerging trends so as to promptly inform and guide the development of effective treatment options for gonococcal infections.
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Typhoid fever remains a major health problem in developing countries. Fluoroquinolones such as ciprofloxacin emerged as the 1st-choice treatment of enteric fever, including typhoid, in the 1990s. Recently, Salmonella typhi strains with resistance to ciprofloxacin have been increasingly reported in several countries, although the fluoroquinolone-resistant clinical strain has not been reported in Indonesia. In the present study, we examined the drug susceptibility and the presence of gyrA mutations in 17 clinical strains of S. typhi isolated from Surabaya, Indonesia, in 2006 (9 strains) and 2008 (8 strains). Although all 9 isolates from 2006 were sensitive to all tested antibiotics and had no mutation in the gyrA gene, all 8 isolates from 2008 were resistant to nalidixic acid and ampicillin and had a gyrA mutation at codon 87. In addition, 3 of 8 strains from 2008 showed multiple drug resistance, including resistance to chloramphenicol, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and ciprofloxacin. Therefore, newer drugs, such as ceftriaxone, cefixime, and azithromycin, might be effective in this situation. This is the 1st report of the emergence of fluoroquinolone-resistant clinical strains of S. typhi with a gyrA mutation, and it reveals a health risk due to multidrug-resistant strains in Indonesia.
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To determine whether C. pneumoniae is present in atherosclerosis lesions of the carotid artery wall in patients with PAD through several diagnostic methods and to characterize C. pneumoniae susceptibility profiles.
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The turning point in antimicrobial therapy of Mycobacterium avium infections came with the development of two new macrolides, clarithromycin and azithromycin. Controlled clinical trials, the first ever conducted with any agent among patients with M. avium infection, indicated the high efficiency of clarithromycin, in either acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients having a disseminated infection or non-AIDS patients with localized pulmonary disease. Monotherapy with clarithromycin resulted in elimination of bacteremia in almost all patients with disseminated infection, which is inevitably followed by a relapse of bacteremia in patients who survived long enough to reach this event. The strains susceptible to clarithromycin isolated before therapy contained 10(-8) or 10(-9) resistant mutants, and the relapses of bacteremia were caused by multiplication of these pre-existing mutants. Clarithromycin-resistance was associated with a mutation in the 23S rRNA gene. Cross-resistance between clarithromycin and azithromycin was confirmed with laboratory mutants and clinical isolates. At least two methods for determining the susceptibility of the M. avium isolates to clarithromycin are available: one is minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) determination on Mueller-Hinton agar (pH 7.4) supplemented with 10% Oleic acid-albumin-dextrose catalase, the other is MIC determination in 7H12 broth, also at pH 7.4. The breakpoints for 'susceptible' for these methods are < or = 8.0 micrograms/ml and < or = 2.0 micrograms/ml, respectively. The breakpoints for 'resistant' are > 128 micrograms/ml for the agar method and > 32.0 micrograms/ml for the broth method. The predictability value of MIC determination was confirmed by comparing the test results with the patients' clinical and bacteriological response to therapy. The remaining major problem in the therapy of the M. avium infections is a selection of companion drugs to be used in combination with clarithromycin (or azithromycin) to prevent the emergence of the macrolide-resistance. A number of clinical trials are now in progress to find a solution to this problem.
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Twelve patients with diabetes and 12 healthy volunteers.
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In the absence of initial resistance, dual therapy can delay the spread of ceftriaxone resistance by at least 15 years, compared to monotherapy. In the beginning, when there is no resistance, dual therapy results in high additional costs, without any QALY gains. When resistance spreads over time, the additional costs of dual therapy decline, the gained QALYs increase, the ICER drops off and, after 50 years, falls below &OV0556;20,000 per QALY gained. If azithromycin resistance is initially prevalent, resistance to the first-line treatment rises almost equally fast with both treatment strategies and the ICER remains extremely high.
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Fourteen- and 15-member macrolide antibiotics are under investigation as potential therapeutic agents for cystic fibrosis (CF). The nonantibiotic mechanisms of action of these compounds in CF are not understood. We used nasal potential difference (NPD) measurements to test the effect of macrolides on airway epithelial ion (chloride, sodium) transport of CF mice and humans. We tested clarithromycin and azithromycin in mice, and clarithromycin in patients with CF. Baseline and post-treatment NPD was measured in two strains (C57Bl6 and BalbC) of CF transmembrane regulator "knockout" and littermate control mice, and in DeltaF508/DeltaF508 mice. In addition, NPD was measured in 18 human subjects with CF (17 DeltaF-508/DeltaF-508 and 1 DeltaF-508/other) who were undergoing a 12-month, randomized, double-blind crossover study of the effects of clarithromycin on pulmonary outcome in CF. Neither clarithromycin nor azithromycin affected ion transport characteristics of normal or CF nasal epithelium in either mouse or humans. We conclude that the apparent beneficial effects of macrolides on pulmonary outcome in CF are not mediated by their modulation of ion transport.
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A total of 22 rectal swabs and 20 stool samples were collected from the two outbreak sites. The V. cholerae isolates were serotyped and antimicrobial susceptibility determined. Pulsed- field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was performed to identify the clonality of the V. cholerae strains which elucidated better understanding of the epidemiology of the cholera outbreaks.
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Isolates were collected at 18 centres in Japan during 2002 and 2003 from children with RTIs as part of the PROTEKT surveillance programme. A proportion of Haemophilus influenzae isolates was subjected to sequencing analysis of the ftsI gene; phylogenetic relatedness was assessed using multilocus sequence typing. Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates were screened for macrolide-resistance genotype by polymerase chain reaction and serotyped using the capsular swelling method. Susceptibility of isolates to selected antibacterials was performed using CLSI methodology.
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In vitro susceptibilities of Mycoplasma penetrans were determined. MICs and MBCs were determined. The MICs at which 50% of the isolates are inhibited (micrograms per milliliter) for broth dilution testing were as follows: azithromycin, 0.039; chloramphenicol, 0.625; ciprofloxacin, 0.156; clindamycin, 0.078; doxycycline, 0.312; erythromycin, 0.312; gentamicin. > 10; levofloxacin, 0.078; lincomycin, 0.625; streptomycin, > 10; and tetracycline, 1.25. Bactericidal activity was significant only for ciprofloxacin (MBC at which 50% of the isolates are killed, 0.312 microgram/ml) and levofloxacin (MBC at which 50% of the isolates are killed, 0.312 microgram/ml).
The susceptibilities of 468 recent Russian clinical Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates and 600 Streptococcus pyogenes isolates, from 14 centers in Russia, to telithromycin, erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin, clindamycin, levofloxacin, quinupristin-dalfopristin, and penicillin G were tested. Penicillin-nonsusceptible S. pneumoniae strains were rare except in Siberia, where their prevalence rate was 13.5%: most were penicillin intermediate, but for three strains (two from Smolensk and one from Novosibirsk) the MICs of penicillin G were 4 or 8 micro g/ml. Overall, 2.5% of S. pneumoniae isolates were resistant to erythromycin. Efflux was the prevalent resistance mechanism (five strains; 41.7%), followed by ribosomal methylation encoded by constitutive erm(B), which was found in four isolates. Ribosomal mutation was the mechanism of macrolide resistance in three isolates; one erythromycin-resistant S. pneumoniae isolate had an A2059G mutation in 23S rRNA, and two isolates had substitution of GTG by TPS at positions 69 to 71 in ribosomal protein L4. All S. pyogenes isolates were susceptible to penicillin, and 11% were erythromycin resistant. Ribosomal methylation was the most common resistance mechanism for S. pyogenes (89.4%). These methylases were encoded by erm(A) [subclass erm(TR)] genes, and their expression was inducible in 96.6% of isolates. The rest of the erythromycin-resistant Russian S. pyogenes isolates (7.6%) had an efflux resistance mechanism. Telithromycin was active against 100% of pneumococci and 99.2% of S. pyogenes, and levofloxacin and quinupristin-dalfopristin were active against all isolates of both species.
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Rifabutin pharmacokinetics were studied by the population approach (NONMEM) with 40 human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients receiving rifabutin at different doses for prophylaxis or therapy of mycobacterial infections. A two-compartment open model with first-order absorption was used as the structural pharmacokinetic model. Parameter estimates were the absorption rate constant (0. 201/h), clearance/bioavailability (CL/F; 60.9 liters/h), volume of the central compartment/bioavailability (231 liters), intercompartmental clearance (60.3 liters/h), and volume of the peripheral compartment/bioavailability (Vp/F; 1,050 liters). The distribution and elimination half-lives were 1.24 and 25.4 h, respectively. The covariates tested for influence on CL/F and Vp/F were sex, age, weight, height, body surface area, tobacco smoking, drug addiction, alanine aminotransferase levels, creatinine clearance, total protein, bilirubin, numbers of CD4(+) cells, presence of diarrhea, cachexia index, rifabutin use (prophylaxis versus therapy), rifabutin dose, study site, and the concomitant administration of clarithromycin, fluconazole, phenobarbital, ciprofloxacin, azithromycin, or benzodiazepines. The only statistically significant effects on rifabutin pharmacokinetic parameters were a 27% decrease in Vp/F due to the concomitant administration of azithromycin and a 39% increase in Vp/F due to tobacco smoking. Such effects may be considered clinically unimportant. Our results confirm the lack of a correlation of rifabutin pharmacokinetic parameters with parameters of disease progression and gastrointestinal function. Also, the lack of a correlation with covariates which were previously found to be significant, such as concomitant fluconazole and clarithromycin use, may suggest that the effect of such covariates may be less important in the real clinical setting, in which several concomitant factors may influence pharmacokinetic parameters, with an overall effect of no apparent correlation.